Magazine Shows Start The New Year Strong

All in the genre post gains from the previous session in the week ending Jan. 3, with Extra growing the most of the big five and matching its season high with a 17% spurt to a 0.7.

Well-reviewed talk newcomer Drew Barrymore had a big week in the new year holiday session ending Jan. 3. Despite losing its primary run to football games at least 19 times in the metered markets alone, Barrymore battled to a 25% increase, scoring a 0.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, even with repeat telecasts on all five days.

That was a better percentage increase than any talk show in the top 10. Jimmy Fallon, Norah O’Donnell, Neal Patrick Harris and Ken Jeong were among Barrymore’s guests.

Entertainment magazines were also hot, with Extra growing the most of the big five and matching its season high with a 17% spurt to a 0.7.

TMZ rallied 14% to a 0.8, and heavyweights Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood both jumping 11% to a 2.1 and a 1.0, respectively. In the key women 25-54 age group, ET forged ahead 14% to first place among all magazines with a 0.8 demo rating, and Access advanced 25% to a 0.5.

Back in talk shows, Live with Kelly and Ryan recorded a season-high 2.1 household rating for a third straight week and finished first in the category for the sixth week in a row with one tie.

Dr. Phil snared second place, growing 13% to a 1.7.


Elsewhere in daytime, Judge Judy, which is going out on a high note in this, its 25th and final first-run season, gave back 6% to a 5.1, but easily overruled the court shows for the 1,267th straight week.

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The top talk shows for the week among women 25-54 were:

  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.9, +13% from the week before)
  • Dr. Phil (0.6, +20%)
  • Kelly Clarkson (0.5, unchanged), tied with Maury (0.5, +25%)
  • Tamron Hall (0.4, unchanged) tied with Ellen DeGeneres (0.4, unchanged) and Rachael Ray (0.4, +33%)

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA means not applicable.


Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.1 NC

Dr. Phil (CMV) 1.7 +13%

Maury (NBCU) 1.1* +22%

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Rachael Ray (CMV) 0.9 NC

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 0.9 -10%

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.9 NC

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.8 +14%

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 0.8 +14%

Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.6 NC

The Real (WBDTD) 0.4 +33%

The Doctors (CMV) 0.2 NC

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.2 NC


Drew Barrymore (CMV) 0.5 +25%


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Judge Judy (CMV) 5.1 -6%

Hot Bench(CMV) 1.6 NC

People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.0 +11%

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.8 +14%

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.8 +14%

Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.6 +20%

Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC


Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.3 +2%

Jeopardy (CMV) 5.1 +11%

Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 5.1 +11%

25 Words or Less (CMV) 0.8 -11%

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 NC


Inside Edition (CMV) 2.2 +5%

Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 2.1 +11%

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 1.0 +11%

TMZ (WBDTD) 0.8 +14%

Extra (WBDTD) 0.7 +17%

Daily Mail TV (CMV) 0.6 +20%

Dish Nation (Trifecta) 0.3 NC


Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 2.7 +13%

Last Man Standing (Disney-ABC) 1.8 +6%

Modern Family (Disney-ABC) 1.2 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.0 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.0 +11%

Family Guy (Disney-ABC) 0.9 NC

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.8 -11%

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.8 +14%

Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 0.8* +14%

Mom (WBDTD) 0.8 +14%


Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 6.3* +43%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.7 -11%

American Ninja Warrior (NBCU) 1.4* +40%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.1** -35%

NCIS: New Orleans (CMV) 0.9 -10%

NCIS (CMV) 0.9 -18%

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